We have just received the results of a Medichecks health check blood test on my husband. I wanted him to get it done (bear with me it is relevant!) because he had a cholesterol test about a year ago as part of a health check he gets with work and it was a little high. He also does a very stressful job with long hours and a long commute. He has always been quite resilient but has started having trouble sleeping and getting various physical ailments such as gum disease and recession, some Ibs type symptoms, and he is constantly exhausted. We have been putting this down to stress and lack of sleep. He doesn't have any other b12 deficiency symptoms.
Because of all of this I wanted him to get a blood test just to check everything was ok, there wasn't anything else going on/the stress and lack of sleep wasn't impacting his bloods.
Everything came back ok except b12 which was 233.5 (140-724). I know they are related so for completeness his folate is 9.08 (3.89-26.8).
Although in range I know his b12 is on the low side. As he doesn't really have b12 deficiency symptoms was going to just start him on 1000mcg oral b12 (methylcobalamin) with thornes b complex.
Would welcome views on this approach or whether we should be checking anything else.